March TBR

March is upon us which means time to create another TBR for the new month. This Month the Year-a-thon challenge is to ‘link the book’ I’ve found a weak connection between some of these reads.

In March I plan to read 12 booksm ,most of which are carry overs from February – and by most I mean 6 – and didn’t quite finish. That being said I am hoping to continue reading Eclipse; The Secret History; After; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Wild at Heart and The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson. I also hope to pick up Check Please: Volume 1; Breaking Dawn; Waiting For Spring: Volume 3; Lovely War; Starsight; The Poppy War; Kiki’s Delivery Service: Volume 3 ; Come Tumbling Down and Heartstopper: Volume 3.

2020 Most Anticipated Releases

January 7th: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire, Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim, We Used to be friends by Amy Spalding & One of Us is next by Karen M. McManus

January 14th: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

February 4th: Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers, Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend & The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz

January 6th: Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman

February 25: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

March 3rd: Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas, The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski & Havenfall by Sarah Holland

March 10th: Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

March 17th: Girls with Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young

March 24th: The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren, The City we Became by N.K. Jemisin

April 7th: Check Please: Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

April 14: The Colt of the Clouds by Kallie George

April 21st: Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siefemund-Broka

April 30th: Loveless by Alice Oseman

May 5th: Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett & The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

May 12th: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender & House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

May 26th: I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

June 2nd: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir & I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

June 9th: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

June 16: Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

July 7th: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning & The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

July 21st: Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters

August 11th: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

August 25th: Reign by Cora Carmack

September 3rd: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

September 29th: The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan

No books being released in October that I am super keen on yet

November 19th: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

No books that I am currently really excited for in December.

What books are you looking forward to in 2020?

Year-a-thon: January

Today marks the beginning of the year-a-thon! The theme for January’s week if the readathon is to choose a colour and only read books with that colour on the cover. I’ve decided to go with….

BLACK

I know thats a really easy colour because a lot of books have black on the cover however I wanted to continue the books I had started in the last couple of days. My current TBR for the Challenge looks kind of like this:

So I know thats not a lot of books however it takes me AGES to read ‘The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson’, it just takes my brain longer then usual to work out what they are saying and I’ve already been working on it for a couple months and I’m still only onto her second series.

Both ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘New Moon’ are rereads for me. I’m already Listening to the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook and have just started ‘This is where it Ends’ and will pick up ‘New Moon’ once I’ve finished that because *controversial* I don’t like the Twilight saga audiobooks.

If we get through all of these in the week I have no idea what I will pick up but we will see how I go with these.

are you participating in the Year-a-thon?

October Book Haul

I know this is a little late but I wanted to post it anyways, so here is my October book haul.

Waiting for Spring
Volume 2
by Anashin

Mitsuki Haruno has a timid personality and she doesn’t have any friends at school. Towa Asakura is Mitsuki Haruno’s classmate. He is on their school’s basketball team. Due to a case, Mitsuki Haruno begins to hang out with four good looking basketball players: Towa Asakura, Rui Miyamoto, Kyosuke Wakamiya and Ryuji Tada. Her school life changes profoundly.

Mitsuki Haruno begins to have feeling for Towa Asakura and Towa Asakura holds feelings for her, but, Mitsuki Haruno meets her childhood friend Aya Kamiyama. He came from USA and is a basketball player at another high school. He likes Mitsuki Haruno.

This is Where it Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

The Tyrant’s Tomb
Book #4 in the Trials of Apollo Series
by Rick Riordan

It’s not easy being Apollo, especially when you’ve been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo’s aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.

Sadie
by Courtney Summers

A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.

Ninth House
book #1 in the Alex Stern Series
by Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

Loki: Where Mischief Lies
by Makenzi Lee

This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential and duality of heroism of popular characters in the Marvel Universe.

Before the days of going toe-to-toe with the Avengers, a younger Loki is desperate to prove himself heroic and capable, while it seems everyone around him suspects him of inevitable villainy and depravity . . . except for Amora. Asgard’s resident sorceress-in-training feels like a kindred spirit-someone who values magic and knowledge, who might even see the best in him.

But when Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard’s most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. Without the only person who ever looked at his magic as a gift instead of a threat, Loki slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor.

When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of mysterious murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. As he descends upon nineteenth-century London, Loki embarks on a journey that leads him to more than just a murder suspect, putting him on a path to discover the source of his power-and who he’s meant to be.

2019 Book Bucket List

I honestly cannot believe that we are in the last 90 days of 2019! This year has been a big one filled with so many happy moments and so many books!
I really made a dent in my TBR and have managed to read a fair amount of books.

There are some books though, that I want to prioritise for the rest of the year and really get into before we chime in 2020.

1984 by George Orwell

Classics are something I struggle with but am still really interested in reading. 1984 has been on my TBR for two months now and I still haven’t picked it up, so I am hoping I get to it before 2020.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a new discovery for me this year and I am determined to read all the books she has published up to this point.

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is one of the two Taylor Jenkins Reid books that I plan to read this year!

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

I am so late to the party on this one I know, but I’ve only recently gotten into reading anything in the contemporary sphere and I am interested to see how this book examines such a dividing topic.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Honestly, I’m not even certain what Radio Silence is about, I think it has something to do with a radio station. I’ve heard so many good things about it though that I know I want to read.

Ninth House by Leigh Badrugo

Ninth House is so far out of my sphere of comfort. I don’t think I have ever read a book like it but it was one that I knew I wanted to try. I know its a new release and I have a hundred other books on my shelf that I should prioritise but I’m not, so here we are.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Not only am I finishing off books in series that I started this year but I also want to set myself up for some series to read in 2020. The Shades of Magic Series is one that I really want to get too.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn is my current read, so its one that I know I will finish this year!

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

This series is HUGE and this book is a tome, but I am determined to finish it off in 2019, I started Throne of Glass in December of 2018 so it will be a feat I feel to complete it before 2020. I am so ready to see how this epic series ends.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Every year I complete a reread of Harry Potter. I absolutely love the series no matter how many times I read them. This year I am doing an audio re read and listening to the books narrated by Stephen Fry.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I cannot wait to get to Deathly Hallows. I feel like I always forget things from the last book in the Harry Potter series and end up rediscovering things I love!

Flashback by Shannon Messenger

This series is amazing! It has got to be hands down one of my favourites. Every book has had me smiling, laughing and crying like a hot mess. I cannot wait to see what Flashback has in store.

Legacy by Shannon Messenger

Even though this is a new release (being released in November) and I will have to wait who knows how long for the next book in the series, I don’t think I could wait knowing I can read Legacy this year.

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is definitely one of my all time favourite authors, but I just haven’t gotten to this last instalment in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.

The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

Yet another new release and yet another Rick Riordan book. Greek mythology is my jam and following Apollo has been so enjoyable that its been hard not to pick up The Tyrants Tomb right now!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha trilogy is another series that I want to set myself up to complete in 2020, I have just put it off and put it off and I couldn’t even tell you why!

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is an author that I’ve heard nothing but good things about so I know that I need to get to this book as soon as I can before jumping into the Mistborn trilogy.

September TBR

I know, I know September has already started and I am behind on posting my TBR! The pitfalls of reading a ton of books in August for the N.E.W.T.S is that I’ve got all the reviews to write an post so now my posts are all other the place!

I can’t complain though because I had such a great reading month in August an I really enjoyed my time spent in books, that being said I really want to continue this into September. This has definitely lead to me giving myself a hefty TBR but nothing is impossible right?… right?!

I plan to read 10 books this month, with a mix of poetry, fantasy, graphic novels, science fiction and even a classic an contemporary – I know, who even am I! I am delighted to get to all of these reads and am really excited about diversifying my reading.

Aghhh.. I am actually so looking forward to this reading month!

What are your reading plans for September?

October TBR

Usually in October people focus on more spooky reads, which totally makes sense, however I am get scared very very easily, so I am steering clear of that. Although I am having the hardest time deciding what to read next. I genuinely have so many books on my shelves that I need to read – its a series problem – but I just can’t find a place to start.

My first book for the month will be to read ‘The Burning Maze’ By Rick Riordan, book 3 in the Trials of Apollo Series. I’ve been enjoying the series thus far and am keen to get up to day with the releases.

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I have the ‘Magnus Chase’ Series to read as well, but I’ve been reading Rick Riordan books for 2 months straight and I think I need to give them a little rest before jumping into that series. My main concern being that I’ll get over them of go straight into them and maybe not enjoy them as much.

So my game plan: I’m going to finish ‘The Burning Maze’ By Rick Riordan and then see what I am vibing from my shelves, I’m hoping to read a couple of books that will actually count towards my A-Z Challenge as I haven’t had many books actually match up to letter I hadn’t already filled.

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What books are on your TBR for October?

April Book Haul

Aside from purchasing some books on the book tour I have also purchased a couple of other books in the last few weeks. I mean I know that I shouldn’t have BUT I did anyway!

These have been accumulated over the last month or so.

img_1091‘Children of Blood and Bone’ By Tomi Adeyemi 
(Book #1 in the Legacy of Orisha Series) 
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

bear 2The Bear and the Nightingale’ By Katherine Arden 
(Book #1 in the Winternight Trilogy) 
A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman’s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind–she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.
After Vasilisa’s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.
And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.
As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed–this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

img_1278‘The Girl in the Tower’ By Katherine Arden
(Book #2 in the Winternight Trilogy)
Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorising the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realises his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.

IMG_1447 2‘The Serpent’s Secret’ By Sayantani DasGupta
(Book #1 in the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond Series)
MEET KIRANMALA: INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONSLAYER
(But she doesn’t know it yet.)
On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey… until her parents mysteriously vanish later that day and a rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents’ fantastical stories—like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess—and a wealth of secrets about her origin they’ve kept hidden.
To complicate matters, two crushworthy Indian princes ring her doorbell, insisting they’re here to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and slay demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld (who may or may not want to kill her) and the rakkhosh queen (who definitely does) in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it.

truth‘Truthwitch’ By Susan Dennard 
(Book #1 in the Witchlands Series) 
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

wind‘Windwitch’ By Susan Dennard
(Book #2 in the Witchlands Series) 
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.
When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?
After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

true 1‘True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen’ By Kristin Cavallari 
In her first book, Kristin Cavallari shared her personal journey along with her tips on everything from style to relationships. And now, with True Roots, Cavallari shows you that improving the way you eat doesn’t have to be difficult–a clean and toxin-free diet can and should be fun, easy, and enjoyable. She learned the hard way that dieting leads nowhere good, and that a clean lifestyle is the ticket to feeling and being healthy. So how does Kristin eat? Organic as much as possible, wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables, and nothing white–no white flour, sugar, or salt. She avoids anything heavily processed and anything that has been stripped of natural nutrients. She maintains a lifestyle free of toxic chemicals and is passionate about creating delicious and hearty food from real ingredients. She wants her food to be true, as close to its natural state as possible. Her recipes–green banana muffins, bison and veggie kabobs, and even zucchini almond butter blondies–are proof that a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring or bland. Feed yourself real food and see how much better you feel, both mentally and physically.

Tess 1‘Tess on the Road’ By Rachel Hartman
(Book #1 in the Tess on the Road Series) 
In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.
Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

vicious‘Vicious’ By V.E. Schwab
(Book #1 in the Villains Series)
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

img_1122‘5 Ingredients: Quick Easy Food’ By Jamie Oliver
Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated – that’s why Jamie’s 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen.
It’s all about making the journey to good food very, very simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a meal together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table in a flash, or after minimal hands-on prep, you’ve let the oven do the hard work for you. It’s about spending a little time to deliver a lot of flavour.
Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.
With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there’s plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.
Think Roast tikka chicken – a whole bird rubbed with curry paste and roasted over golden potatoes and tender cauliflower, finished with fresh coriander. Or, Crazy simple fish pie – flaky smoked haddock, spring onions, spinach and oozy Cheddar, all topped off with crisp, golden filo, and ready to devour in less than 30 minutes.
With every recipe you’ll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.
This is Jamie’s easiest-to-use book yet, and the perfect cookbook for busy people.

dark 1‘Gathering Darkness’ By Morgan Rhodes
(Book #3 in the Falling Kingdoms Series)
In GATHERING DARKNESS, book three of the New York Times bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, the stakes have never been higher as three teams push forward on a race to find the Kindred, the four elemental crystals possessing ancient all-powerful magic, first:
Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred – the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic…
• THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
• THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic – all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
• THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in the dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica… but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.

end of time 1‘Aru Shah and the End of Time’ By Roshani Chokshi
(Book #1 in the Pandava Quartet) 
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

Ace 4‘Ace of Shades’ By Amanda Foody
(Book #1 in The Shadow Game Series)
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.

ACOFAS 1A Court of Frost and starlight’ By Sarah J. Mass
(Book #3.5 in the Court of Thorns and Roses series) 
The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

A small haul this month – which is probably better for my bank account – but books I’m keen to read none the less. In fact I’ve already finished one of them!

 

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What are some new reads you’ve purchased this month? Also would you be interested in a giveaway?

 

 

 

 

 

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